Girl with landscape. Healthy active lifestyle.

Staying healthy and living longer can be a challenging and difficult task these days. There is a tremendous amount of stress within our lives nowadays. Some of these stresses are created from new technology and the sedentary characteristics that come with it. Other stress factors include work life which can play a significant role in our health. We all live extremely busy lifestyles nowadays, so some of our food choices are chosen based on convenience and not necessarily nutritional value. So, please enjoy this guest post by Selena and 15 foods to help you stay healthy longer.

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As one of the larger national parks in the lower United States, Everglades National Park includes 1.5 million acres of tropical wilderness wonder. It is also home to scarce wildlife such as the manatee, the American crocodile, and Florida panther. I’ve was always been curious about this incredible park every time we took a road trip across Alligator Alley in South Florida. So, we grabbed the cameras and waters and jumped in the car and made our way south to take a mystical journey through Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve!

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Annie's Canyon San Diego

California is a place that offers endless adventure and beauty. In particular, this one is located in the southern part of the state. Another one of San Diego’s hidden gems; a unique geological playground infused with the hiking trail that takes you to incredibly small spaces and views! A heavily trafficked, 1.6 mile trail, accessible throughout most of the year recently. Once ridden with tons of graffiti and trash, it is now a place for outdoor lovers of all levels. So I wanted to go check this place out! Here’s my adventure in Annie’s Canyon Trail.

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It’s great to have the year 2020 in the rear view mirror now isn’t it? To say that this past year has been a challenging one is an understatement. We might even consider it the year that never was. Let’s just take a minute and think about it; maybe it wasn’t so bad after all. If we break it down, and think about the small things with an open mind.  I might even call it an extraordinary year. This is why I put together a positive perspective| my year review of travel, exploration, and yes, tons of adventure!

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There’s nothing that says Christmas holidays than yummy desserts and sweet treats! The smell of cinnamon and apples baking can literally make your mouth begin to water. I am sharing a recipe here of something that brings a lot of childhood memories to me! The first time I tasted these treats called Christmas Wreaths was in the second grade in elementary school. A classmate’s mother made them and brought them to school for our class Christmas party. Now, my mom makes them when my family has a holiday get together every Christmas. Enjoy this holiday recipe: Christmas Wreaths.

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The Christmas season is one of the most special times of year! It’s a time to make more smiles, enjoy more laughs, and offer more kindness. The reason for the season is the joy of giving! It is also time to reflect on the wonderful past memories you hold and also to create new ones. The holidays can be an extraordinary time for opportunities to demonstrate acts of kindness, to help those in need, or just to simply remember the special people in your life. This is why I put together some ideas of great gifts for adventure and travel lovers alike!

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You may know Florida for its thrilling theme parks, luxurious resorts, and amazing pinkish sunsets. But these are not the only things to get excited about when visiting the sunshine state. This past year has been challenging with respect to getting out as well as traveling for all of us. So we got creative and made plans to explore the best parks | beaches to visit on Florida’s Gulf Coast during Covid from a local perspective.

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Healthy Recipes For Autumn and the Holidays: We are rapidly approaching that wonderful time of year that brings family and friends together. This means the delicious smell of apple, cinnamon and pumpkin filling the air in the house and warming the heart! I don’t know about you, but I just love the scents of Autumn and the holidays. Which is why I wanted to share this perfect Fall recipe: Apple Cranberry Casserole and I promise you, it will certainly tempt your taste buds.

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Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park is an experience that is unique, amazing, and educational. This adventure is more than just a simple day at the park. It’s like being in another world. Out here, it is so remote there are no communications. It’s the perfect digital detox experience! It’s an excursion full of exploration and discovery of natural and historical marvels that are like no other in the world. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a Florida weekend road trip and see Dry Tortugas National Park! A unique untouched paradise.

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Are you one of those people who are terrified of flying during this pandemic? I admit, I was very concerned and a little nervous. But I am so happy that we decided to proceed and go on with our trip anyway. We flew during the fourth of July holiday week and here is a recap of what my first flying experience since the pandemic was like.

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